SPHS Campus Briefs and Highlights

November 19, 2004
Santa Paula High School

First Quarter Report Progress Report: The first quarter at SPHS is coming to end on November 5, 2004.

First Quarter Report Progress Report: The first quarter at SPHS is coming to end on November 5, 2004. Teachers will be working on grades and submitting first quarter progress reports by November 10, 2004. Progress Reports will be mailed to homes by November 12, 2004. Any questions regarding progress reports contact the teacher orMs. Limon at extension 208.Homecoming at SPHS: Homecoming week was a great success at SPHS. The ASB Council distributed packets with information regarding dress-up days; activities included Dress-up days, Football Game, Homecoming Dance, a parade and Noon Rallies. A special congratulations to the SPHS 2004 Homecoming Court; Freshmen Prince T.J. Cushing and Princess Judy Hernandez, Sophomores Prince Scott Pacheco and Princess Larissa Luna, Junior Prince Michael Ramos and Princess Kristen Mauricio, Homecoming Queen Jennifer Reyes and Homecoming King Justin Ibarra.Special Invitation: Mr. Paul Royle and Mr. Ed Arguelles were invited to take a group of SPHS senior students to attend a special assembly at the Ronald Reagan Library on Wednesday, October 21. Four SPHS Agricultural students along with other students from Ventura County schools participated in a debate with Supreme Court Anthony Kennedy. Several of our students were profiled in the Ventura County Star.WASC Progress: The SPHS faculty and staff are diligently at work preparing their WASC Self-Study report. The staff will be working on the Self-Study Report throughout the first semester in order to submit a final copy to the WASC Visiting Team in February. The WASC Visitation will take place during the month of March.PSAT Testing: Two hundred fifty tenth and eleventh grade students took the opportunity to participate in the administration of the PSAT at SPHS on October 13, 2004. The PSAT measures verbal reasoning, critical reading, math problem solving and writing skills developed over the years, both in and out of school. This exam allows for students and teachers to establish a benchmark before taking the SAT exam. The exam also provides information to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and other Scholarship programs to determine if the students meet the requirements to participate in the scholarship program as seniors.Articulation with Middle School: During the month of October, SPHS faculty had the opportunity to meet with Isbell Middle School faculty to establish a collaboration process. SPHS and Isbell Middle School administration have scheduled sessions throughout the school year to discuss a variety of topics and to establish a collaboration process for both schools. The first session took place on October 5, 2004, at SPHS; at this session over thirty teachers, principals, and superintendents met to discuss the future of our students. SPHS will visit Isbell Middle School for the second session during the month of December. For more information contact J. Antonio Gaitan at 525-4406.Tutorial Program: SPHS has implemented their after-school tutorial program. Cori Bowe and Sam Ramirez, both SPHS teachers, are available to assist students with class work, homework or class projects from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. For more information contact Lori Sliger at 525-4406 extension 216.Advanced Placement Student Recognition Luncheon: On Friday, October 22nd a special Recognition Luncheon was held to celebrate students passing the AP Exams. Seventy-one students were invited to attend the luncheon for passing one or more Advanced Placement Exams with a score of 3 or better.Teacher of the Month: Mr. Paul Royle, Economics Teacher, was awarded the Red Apple award for September. Mr. Royle has been a teacher at SPHS for thirty years teaching business and economic classes. He has served as the Vocational Education Area Chair and has been involved in many other committees. He was recognized for his enthusiasm in building staff moral and coordinating after-school luncheons for the staff.
College Application Workshops: SPHS College and Career Center has sponsored several workshop sessions to assist students with their college applications. Workshop dates are November 2, 4, 9 and 18, from 3-5p.m. and 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the College and Career Center at SPHS. Students will be provided assistance with their college applications, SAT preparation, and other admissions requirements.DATES TO REMEMBER:November 11, 2004 NO SCHOOL Veteran's DayNovember 16 &17 California High School Exit Exam (11th Grade Only)November 25 &26 NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving HolidaysNovember 30th UC/CSU Fall Admission DeadlineDecember 17th Start of Winter BreakJanuary 3, 2005 Return to School

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